|The Lifted Veil - George Eliot|
LibriVox recording of The Lifted Veil, by George Eliot. Read by Bruce Pirie. The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction...
Keywords: librivox; literature; George Eliot; Lifted veil
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|George Brinton McClellan in the Civil War - David Jacobson|
This spoken word essay tells the story of Gen. George B. McClellan in the Civil War. It delves into his few successes, and his many failures. Read by the author.
Keywords: George McClellan; Civil War; New Jersey
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|Gawayne and the Green Knight - Charlton Miner Lewis|
LibriVox, public domain recording of Charlton Miner Lewis' Gawayne and the Green Knight recorded by Betsie Bush. Charlton Miner Lewis’ version of Gawayne and the Green Knight, a late 14th century alliterative romance, is written in modern language telling the story of the Green Knight’s challenge to Gawayne, and the romance between Sir Gawayne and Lady Elfinhart. The name Gawayne is often also spelled Gawain...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry; romance; legend
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|The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy - Padraic Colum|
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Also known as "The Children's Homer," this is Irish writer Padraic Colum's retelling of the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for young people. Colum's rich, evocative prose narrates the travails of Odysseus, King of Ithaca: his experiences fighting the Trojan War, and his ten years' journey home to his faithful wife Penelope and his son Telemachus...
Keywords: librivox; audio; homer; odyssey; iliad; colum
Downloads: 17,138 (1 review)
|On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection - Charles Darwin|
Librivox recording of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, by Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book's full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural select...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nature; science; animals; evolution; natural selection
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|The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer|
LibriVox recording of The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral...
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|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Version 2) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Ruth Golding. A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine and subsequently collected into a single volume. There is not always a crime committed nor a culprit to find, and when there is, Holmes does not invariably get his man...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; mystery; sherlock holmes; crime; detective; short stories
Downloads: 500,237 (4 reviews)
|Right Ho, Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse|
Librivox recording of Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Mark Nelson Bertram Wooster’s manservant, Jeeves, is renown for his ability to apply his keen intellect to solve all problems domestic, and Bertie’s friends and relatives flock to him for his counsel. But Wooster, jealous of Jeeves’s fame, decides to step in and take over as the fixer of his pal’s engagement, his aunt’s gambling debts and old school-mate’s desire to propose marriage...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Jeeves; Wodehouse
Downloads: 180,153 (4 reviews)
|A Diary from Dixie - Mary Chesnut|
LibriVox recording of A Diary from Dixie, by Mary Chesnut. Read by Laurie Anne Walden Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time...
Keywords: Confederacy; memoirs; history; Civil War; South Carolina; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 23,335 (5 reviews)
|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass|
LibriVox recording of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Read by Jeanette Ferguson. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; douglass; slavery; memoirs; abolition
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|Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe|
Librivox recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Read by John Greenman. Among the most "banned" books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; stowe; uncle tom
Downloads: 1,057,562 (9 reviews)
|Wuthering Heights (Solo Version) - Emily Bronte|
LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified b...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; bronte; Heathcliff; Brontë
Downloads: 612,438 (9 reviews)